Client List


The Yates Group, LLC works with a variety of clients that range from individuals and privately held businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Whether for a sale or acquisition, our clients place high value on our personalized service, attention to detail, in-depth analysis of their needs and corresponding aircraft, including a seamless process of execution. We always follow up after the close to ensure that our clients are fully satisfied.

A sampling of our valued clients is listed to the right.


Comments from customers of The Yates Group, LLC:


“Integrity and Service in Aviation Sales” says it all. We have had the pleasure of working with The Yates Group LLC on several aircraft sales since 1994.
In every instance, John and Kathie worked diligently to protect our interests, making sure all aspects of the transaction were successful.
We look forward to continuing what has become a friendly and trusting business relationship.
Andy Bourland
Aviation Director/Chief Pilot
The Sherwin Williams Company



For the first time in the 25 year history of our company, we enlisted the services of a brokerage company to sell our Challenger 601, and to acquire a G-IVSP. The Yates Group, LLC exceeded our expectations in all areas. They quickly submitted a detailed analysis of the market for both aircraft, then identified a superb G-IVSP prior to its being advertised. We believe they saved us well over $500K in the negotiations. Similarly, the timing for the sale of the Challenger was ideal. When the first buyer’s offer became unacceptable, John identified a qualified buyer within two days, and we closed the sale quickly and for $450K more than the first offer.
We highly recommend The Yates Group, LLC for anyone with a sale or acquisition need.
Scott R. Miller – Director of Aviation, Fortune 200 Corporation

We recently retained the services of The Yates Group, LLC to acquire a Citation S/II for our needs. Once we gave John and Kathie the “go ahead,” they quickly searched aircraft that were advertised as well as all other S/IIs, to identify any off-market opportunities. After narrowing the field of applicable airplanes and traveling to inspect the “short list” candidates, they recommended the airplane that we purchased. The Yates Group, LLC negotiated a very good price and purchase agreement for the S/II, while steering us away from aircraft that would have later proven to be problematic. John then worked hand-in-hand with our flight department throughout the pre-purchase inspection, while suggesting and managing enhancements that made the airplane very attractive and comfortable from the very first flight.
The Yates Group, LLC operated with the highest level of integrity while making the acquisition process economical and pleasant for us. We recommend them highly.
Mr. Glenn Patch
Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater, Branson MO.
GEP, Inc.

Thanks, John. Our success was largely due to your efforts. It couldn't have gone better.
Trey Griffith - General Counsel, American Modern Insurance Group/Munich Re

I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you taking me for my first airplane ride in your Bonanza. I had an amazing time, and you taught me tons of really interesting things, and really inspired me to learn more. I thought I wanted to pursue a career in the aviation field, and this experience confirmed that for me. I was told that you even took time off of work to make the flight happen, and that means a lot. Thank you again, I had a spectacular time!
Davis Baugh – aspiring aviator

I truly enjoyed working with you. Trust is important to me, and I have felt throughout this process that you tell it like it is, and I could take what you said to the bank.
Thanks, for all your efforts…and humour when needed. 
CFO, Major Canadian Company

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